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 3.13 Evening and Weekend Studies

 
 

 Purpose

 

P1. To establish minimum standards for the design and delivery of evening/weekend programming to:

• Extend the training day in order to maximize student hours spent on career goal advancement,

• Support struggling students defined as those who have not completed a high school diploma or equivalency, or attained an Educational Functioning Level (EFL) 5 in Reading and/or EFL 6 in Math on the Test of Adult and Basic Education (TABE) 11/12 (EFL 4 in Reading and/or Math for centers in Puerto Rico), or are not making adequate progress on Training Achievement Record completion, and

​• Provide enrichment activities that directly impact training-day goals and prepare students for life-long learning.

 

 Requirements

 

R1. Evening/Weekend Studies Program 

a. Centers must implement a structured evening/weekend studies (EWS) program for all students that: 

1. Accelerates student learning

2. Supports struggling students

3. Teaches study skills

4. Prepares students for tests/assessments

5. Provides instruction in life skills such as digital literacy

6. Prepares students for up-coming instruction or application such as reading in preparation for the next day’s lesson

7. Provides “make-up” time for instructional time lost during the training day.

b. Centers must connect daytime instruction/feedback to EWS student assignments. 

c. Centers must offer in any configuration of days and times which allow for every student to be able to complete a minimum of 7 hours per week.

d. Centers must enroll all struggling students as defined in this section, both residential and non-residential. 

1. Non-residential students may complete after-hours assignments off-center.

2. Centers will provide non-residential students off-center access to equipment for assignments that require the use of technology.

e. Centers must submit to their Regional Offices an operator-approved EWS plan as part of the Career Development Services System (CDSS) Plan in accordance with PRH Chapter 3, 3.1, R1 and Chapter 5, 5.1, R3.c​

f. Centers must provide technology-based learning programs in reading and mathematics. Centers may also provide technology-based learning programs that provide instruction in life, social and behavioral skills.

g. Centers must provide staffing and monitoring during EWS hours to proctor and facilitate both group and individual assignments. 

h. Centers must designate center facilities such as the learning resource center, computer labs and dorm areas for group work, quiet study and instruction.

i.  Centers must include EWS in the Scheduling Module of CIS and follow student accountability/attendance procedures.